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, this was a hot topic on "morning joe" this morning, the economy so much of this was supposed to be especially the g-8 focused on that and we saw transition with the developments regarding nsa. when we look back at when the president visited germany before he was elected and even just the climate of the austerity measures in europe versus the actions that he promoted here in the united states and the face of both of these economies now, lends itself to an interesting discussion over what should be done to repair economies. >> reporter: you know, i look at this -- i want to look at this through the prism of obama/merkel relationship. they have become close. it was the financial crisis that brought them together. each was trying to pull the other to their direction. merkel was trying to pull the united states a little more austerity. president obama was trying to pull germany into saying you have to bailout all of europe. don't put such harsh crit era on what you're trying to do at the time during the great bailout. things like that. and they did sort of end up meeting in the middle and they're
this year because the economy is improving. it could also mark the beginning of the end of historically low interest rates. right now the dow is down. you see it on your screen, 227 points after falling 206 points yesterday. cnbc's kayla joins us live. kayla, the residuals still from bernanke's speech? >> tamara, i think we're going to be feeling the reverberations from that for a long time. all three averages are down 1.5%. you have gold which investors go to when they sell out of stocks. gold is down, too. you have bonds down also and the interest rates on those bonds are spiking. the ten year treasury is at a yield that it hasn't seen in nearly two years. stocks for their part have retreated. they've lost basically everything they've made in the last two months. you've mentioned it. it's somewhat ironic. a normal observer would say why is everything sell off because chairman bernanke said the market was doing better? there were all of these green chutes and signs up. there was an unprecedented amount by the federal reserve buying bonds, initiating pra ms to help stimulate the economy, an
told "the new york times," quote, i think it's a stupid idea to bring this up. the economy is on everybody's minds. we're seeing stagnant job numbers, confidence in the institution and government is eroding. joining me, samantha gordon. thank you for joining us. samantha, you heard kelly o'donnell say that you have republicans, conservatives who believe, yes, this may not go anywhere, meaning turning into law. but their message is being discussed and it is on the forefront and we are leading this show and many others have talked about it all day. >> you know, absolutely, tamron. back in 2012 the republicans know they have an anti-choice, anti-woman agenda and that's what we're seeing today. you know, they say they want to appeal to women but that's not what they're doing. they're saying they want to push a social agenda despite the way women and most americans feel. seven out of ten americans support roe versus wade. we've seen that this year. however, this eey refuse to wor jobs and the economy and push their personal agenda on the american people. >> craig melvin asked if
falls below 6.5%. he has no fixed plan to stop purchasing the securities helping to lift the economy. even when they stop, they won't turn around and sell them, which would be bad for investors. we've had several billionaire money managers writing in to voice their continued confidence in the stock market saying this will all pass too. afterall, the economy is heading in the right direction. tr tamron, if you want to invest in the stock market right now, you're going to have to have a steel stomach. >> thank you, kayla. the news nation is also following breaking news out of the white house where president obama is about to nominate james comey to be the next head of the fbi. he's a former justice department official who helped oversee the legality of the national surveillance program under president george w. bush. if confirmed by the senate, he would replace robert mueller, who's head of the agency since september 2001. although fbi directors are limited to a single ten-year term, mueller's term was extended by the senate at the president's request. comey's nomination comes as the f
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